Recommended Reads for Grades 6-8

Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weaponBomb: The Race to Build- and Steal- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

A gripping account of the development of nuclear weapons and the global fight for control of power.


The Grimm LegacyThe Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

When Elizabeth begins working in the New York Circulating Material Repository, she learns that some of the objects (and people) aren’t as normal as they seem.


One crazy summerOne Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Three girls spend an unforgettable summer in the 1960s with their long-lost mother and learn about Black Power, revolution, and forgiveness.


The great Greene heistThe Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

Jackson Greene vowed never to get involved in another middle-school con, but he is put to the test when the girl of his dreams runs for class president.


The screaming staircaseThe Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

In a London overrun by ghosts, Lucy works with the ghost-hunting agency Lockwood & Co. to combat hauntings. *First book in the series


Check out the complete list by the Association for Library Services to Children online or pick up a printed copy when you check out our display in Children’s World.


Recommended Reads Grades 3-5

The 13-story treehouseThe 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Join Andy and Terry for adventures in their amazing treehouse, complete with bowling alley, see-through swimming pool, lemonade fountain, and man-eating-shark tank!

One dead spy : the life, times, and last words of Nathan Hale, America's most famous spyNathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale

Just before Nathan Hale is hung as a spy in the Revolutionary War, he tells a British soldier and the hangman a bit of American History.

Big Nate : in a class by himselfBig Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce

Supremely confident middle-school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.  *First book in series

The grand plan to fix everythingThe Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami

Bollywood fan Dini is moving to India.  Will she get a chance to meet her favorite movie star?

Tuesdays at the castleTuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

On Tuesdays, Castle Glower takes on a life of its own, magically rearranging itself.  When the castle is ambushed it’s up to Princess Celie to save the day. *First book in series

Check out the complete list by the Association for Library Services to Children online or stop by and pick up a printed copy when checking out our summer reading display in Children’s World.


Recommended Reads Kindergarten through Grade 2

Bad kitty  Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

In this alphabet book for older readers, sassy Kitty misbehaves when all of her favorite foods are gone.


A big guy took my ball! A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems

A whale took Piggie’s ball! What will she and Elephant do?


Creepy carrots!  Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds

Buster the rabbit is convinced he is being stalked by his favorite food source, and it will take desperate measures to rid him of his paranoia.


I want my hat back  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

A bear asks the animals he encounters if they have seen his hat.


This moose belongs to me  This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

Wilfred has a pet moose that doesn’t realize it is a pet.

Check out the full list by Association for Library Services to Children online or pick up a printed copy when you visit our display in Children’s World.


The MoST Comes to the Library


Wednesday, July 23rd at 2 pm

The MoST traveling science program presents Fizz…BOOM! Amaze!

Ever wonder why Pop Rocks and soda goes fizz? The MoST brings you an exciting selection of experiments that fizz, boom and pop!  You will be amazed and dazzled as you learn the science behind them.  This 45 minute interactive show is for people of all ages and designed to encourage further scientific experimentation!